Help! Chickens eating metal filter around AC!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MamaHenJenn, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. MamaHenJenn

    MamaHenJenn Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure what to do. My hens have eaten away at the filter covering the AC. I have a VERY small yard and can't keep them contain to one side of the yard because it is so small. I also don't want to confine them to their coop. I'm trying to figure out how to keep them from eating it. Also, this is concerning because I don't know about the safety of eating their eggs now... :/. It is one thing to eat all my plants, but I can't have them ruin my AC.
     
  2. Sueg4332

    Sueg4332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    make a small fame around AC fence off with 1/2 or 1 inch chicken wire. AC can still work Chickens cannot get to what they want to eat.
    I just lost a nice Black copper marans rooster 4 month to eating net plastic Choke to death. They will eat the darnest things
     
  3. MamaHenJenn

    MamaHenJenn Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, I'm sorry for your loss! Thank you for the tip!
     
  4. gichickens

    gichickens Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens just started laying but I find one eat it egg so I but a plastic eggs in the two nesting boxes not it seem to stop but today I fond a broken egg all in the nesting box?
     

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